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Black History Month 2023: Learn, Enjoy and Take Action

Find ideas for local and virtual events and new ways to celebrate

Celebrate Black History!

What This Chef and Farmer Learned From His Nana

Matthew Raiford honors his heritage

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences

Must-Read Books About the African-American Experience

Top picks suggested by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

We Thrive Together

USPS Worker Uses CPR to Rescue Unconscious Teen

Kimberly “Smitty” Smith helped save a life

The LGBTQ Community Has a Housing Crisis

Dr. Imani Woody develops housing

Louisville’s Harlem Was Falling. This Pastor Revived It

Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson helps residents

Former Entrepreneur Turns Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms

Tony Hillery grows healthy food for kids

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities

Relationships can span generations

Your Health

What Black Adults Need to Know About Stroke Risk

Recognizing signs of the medical emergency are key

New Treatments Available for Sickle Cell Disease

They are helping people live longer, productive lives

Many Women of Color Regularly Face Discrimination

AARP survey reveals that many women face biases

Work and Money

How 3 Black Inventors Got Patents — and You Could, Too

Despite obstacles, these innovators turned their ideas into profitable inventions

7 Money-Saving Tips for Family Reunions

Negotiate costs and consider a variety of incomes when planning

How to Get Certified as a Small Business

Certification can open access to government contracts and other types of support

Entertainment

Lessons From Michelle Obama’s ‘The Light We Carry’

She offers advice on overcoming life’s challenges

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

He explains why the universe is so important

 

Tyler Perry Is Flying High and Enjoying the View

He says great success comes with great responsibility

5 Great Broadway Plays and Musicals to Watch

Broadway plays: See ‘The Piano Lesson’

Ice-T Describes His Unique American Journey

From street hustler to rap icon to ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Video Spotlight

Black Army Vet Recalls WWII Mission to Boost Morale

At 102, Pvt. Romay Davis reflects on her battalion of Black and Hispanic women

First All-Black Climbing Team Takes On Everest

Mountaineer Phil Henderson led an expedition to the top of Mount Everest

Couple Reunites 42 Years After Racism Broke Them Up

Jeanne Gustavson broke up with Steve Watts in the ‘70s. Decades later, they’re getting married

Veteran's Voices

Older Veterans Spread Diversity Through Skydiving

Team Blackstar consists of over 270 skydivers from six countries

Unsung Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Mail

Hilda Griggs, 98, is one of the last surviving members of the all-black, all-female 6888th postal unit

Veterans, Service Members of Color Grapple With Disparities

New military study finds racial and ethnic minorities face challenges over jobs, finances, discrimination

Beauty and Style

Skin-Care Tips From Black Women Dermatologists

Three Black women dermatologists reveal what products they use in their daily skin-care routine

​Treating Hyperpigmentation on Darker Skin Tones

​Dermatologists provide tips on how to fade stubborn brown spots on skin

​5 Best Foundations for Black Women 50+​

Makeup brands are offering a greater range of hues for darker skin

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